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Sailfish Secure wants to be an Android alternative safe from spies' prying eyes

In the wake of government surveillance and widespread hack attacks, Finnish company Jolla has revealed a new privacy-focused operating system.

By March 2, 2015


Signal-jamming coat hides your devices from prying eyes

This isn't the first time a garment has promised to protect our privacy, but to an Austrian design team's credit, this one looks a lot cozier.

By June 17, 2014


Chewbacca arrested, Emperor Palpatine wins in bizarre Ukrainian elections

Ukraine's Internet Party, which has been adding levity and subtle satire to the country's tense politics for a few years now, is making a statement with sci-fi again. Yes, this is all true.

By October 26, 2015


Use Tinfoil for Facebook to protect your privacy on Android

Skip the official apps for Facebook and check out this privacy-focused one instead.

By October 17, 2014


Bill and Melinda Gates top Forbes list as most philanthropic Americans

The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.

By October 4, 2014


Chrome, IE, Silk pry open mobile-browsing market

Newer arrivals on smartphones and tablets have only a small part of the market, but consider that a foot in the door.

By February 1, 2013


Google demotes Chrome feature that would hide full Web addresses

Those who want their browser to show Web sites' full addresses should be happy that Google put work on its "origin chip" on the back burner.

By June 10, 2014


Hate Chrome hiding Web addresses? It may be the future

Some loathe Google's test to see whether it's better to hide the gory details of Web addresses by default. But that move could actually be a sensible shift.

By May 2, 2014


'Fatbergs' choking London sewers to be used for energy

The world's largest fat-fueled power station will generate some 130 GWh a year. And "fat icebergs" won't end up in landfill sites.

By April 25, 2013


The next Internet landgrab: dot-orgs

The registry that runs the .org name extension is getting ready to auction its most valuable names -- one and two character names such as a.org or z.org

By October 10, 2012